This collection contains Sentinel-2 Level-1C products which consist of top-of-atmosphere reflectances in cartographic geometry. Sentinel-2 is a wide-swath, high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme, supporting the Copernicus Land Monitoring services, including the monitoring of vegetation, soil and water cover, as well as the observation of inland waterways and coastal areas. The full Sentinel-2 mission comprises two polar-orbiting satellites in the same orbit, phased at 180° to each other.
Sensor: MSI (Multispectral Instrument)
Repeat rate: 5 days (with two satellites)
Launch dates: 23 June 2015 (Sentinel-2A), 07 March 2017 (Sentinel-2B)
Archiving start date: 27 June 2015
Mission Status: ongoing
Terms and conditions for the use of Sentinel data
Sentinel-2 Mission Overview
Sentinel-2 Level-1C Processing Overview
Sentinel-2 Level-1C spatial resolution
Sentinel-2 Level-1C radiometric resolution and band numbering
File format of measurement data: JPEG2000
Suggested software: ESA SNAP/Sentinel Toolbox (http://step.esa.int/main/download/)
Sentinel-2 acquisition plans:
The processing of Sentinel-2 Level-1C products is based on the Level-1B product and includes radiometric and geometric corrections including orthorectification and spatial registration on a global reference system with sub-pixel accuracy. The quality of generated products is assessed by the On Line Quality Control (OLQC) functionality. The OLQC performs essential quality checks on each product generated by the processing chain. The results of the quality checks are presented as XML reports and GML quality masks.